Holidays and Observances
Alphabetical Listing of Holidays

Below, you can find a Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing (Page 1) of US Holidays and World Holidays and Observances. Page 1 includes Holidays starting with A.  Originally we had our Alphabetical Listing on two pages, but with over 4,000 Holidays and Observances, we finally had to break the pages down by letter. We are still adding names to the list, so more information will be coming. 

After we complete the summary pages on the site, we will start working on a detailed page(s) for each Holidays and Observance. Once a page is completed for each Holiday or Observance, it will be linked up below, as well as it's related Daily Holidays page. (that should keep us busy for the next 20 years or so!!)

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A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, N-Pg2 O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X-Y-Z


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Adopt a Dog Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month are both observed in the Month of October! This beauty is Leedo who was found in an alley, alone and hungry and terrified of everything and everyone, especially men. Rescued by my daughter!


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  • 4/20 Day - April 20 (also known as National Pot Smokers Day or National Weed Day)
  • 4-H Week - October2-8, 2022 (First Full Week in October)
  • AAPI Women's Equal Pay Day - March 9, 2022
  • Abet and Aid Punsters Day - November 8
  • Abilities Day - December 22
  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day - March 17, 2022 (Third Thursday in March)
  • Abused Women's and Children's Awareness Day - June 12, 2022 (Second Sunday in June)
  • Academy Awards Month - March
  • Academy Awards Ceremony -  March 27, 2022
  • Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day - April 5
  • Ace Week (was Asexuality Week) - October 23-29, 2022
  • Act Happy Day - March 21, 2022 (Third Monday in March)
  • Act Happy Week - March 21-27, 2022 (Starts on Third Monday in March)
  • Active Aging Week - October 3-9, 2022 (Last Full Week of September, or the first week of October to coincide with the International Day of Older Persons on October 1)
  • Actor's Day - November 13
  • Ada Lovelace Day - October 11, 2022 (Second Tuesday of October)
  • Addiction Awareness Month - November
  • Administrative Professional's Day - April 27, 2022 (The Wednesday of the last full week of April)
  • Administrative Professional's Week - April 24-30, 2022 (Last Week of April)
  • Admit You're Happy Month - August 
  • Adopt a Cat Month - June
  • Adopt a Dog Month - October
  • Adopt a Ferret Month - April
  • Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week - September 18-24, 2022 (Last Full Week in September)
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month - January
  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month - March
  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month - Month of February and July
  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month - November
  • Adopt a Shelter Cat Month - June
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month - October
  • Adopt a Turkey Month - November
  • Advent - November 27 - December 24, 2022
  • Advent Sunday - November 27, 2022 (Fourth Sunday Prior to Christmas Day)
  • AFL-CIO Day - December 5
  • Africa Industrialization Day - November 20
  • African-American Coaches Day - February 1, 2022 (First Tuesday in February)
  • African-American History Month - February
  • African-American Music Appreciation Month - June
  • African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
  • African Industrialization Day - November 20
  • African Liberation Day - May 25
  • AFRMA Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - November 12
  • Ag Day, Celebrating Our Bountiful Food Supply - March 15
  • Agent Orange Awareness Month - October
  • Agriculture Week - March 20-26, 2022 (Week in March that has March 21 in it)
  • AIDS Awareness Month, PPSI - November
  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Month - July
  • Air Day - November 11
  • Air Quality Awareness Week - May 2-8, 2022
  • AKC National Agility Championship - April 1-3, 2022
  • AKC National Championship - December 17-18, 2022
  • AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month - September
  • Alascattalo Day - November 21
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - October 1-9, 2022
  • Alcohol Awareness Month - April
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Founders Day) - June 10
  • Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 1-7, 2022 (First Full Week in May)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Day - March 7
  • Alice in Wonderland Day - July 4
  • All American Breakfast Month - September
  • All Saint's Day - November 1
  • All Soul's Day - November 2
  • All the News That's Fit to Print Day - November 10
  • Allantide - October 29, 2022 - (Closest Saturday to Halloween)
  • Alopecia Month for Women - July
  • Alport Syndrome Awareness Month - March
  • Alzheimer's Awareness Month - November
  • Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month - June
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD) - May 28, 2022 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Amateur Radio Week - June 20-26, 2022 (7 days ending with Field Day)
  • AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month - February
  • Amelia Earhart Day - July 24 which is her birthday
  • America on the Move - Month of Action - September
  • America Recycles Month - November
  • America Saves Week - February 28 - March 5, 2022 (6 Days Starting on the Last Monday in February)
  • America the Beautiful Week - June 5-11, 2022 (First Full Week of June)
  • American Adventures Month - August
  • American Artists Appreciation Month - August
  • American Association For the Advancement of Science Week  - February 17-20, 2022
  • American Beer Day - October 27
  • American Beer Week - Second Week of October
  • American Camp Week - February 8-11, 2022
  • American Cheese Month - May and October
  • American Chocolate Week - March 20-26, 2022 (Third Week of March)
  • American Council on Education - March 5-7, 2022
  • American Craft Beer Week - May 16-22, 2022 (Fourth Week in May)
  • American Crossword Puzzle Week - April 1-3, 2022
  • American Diabetes Alert Month - March
  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day - March 22, 2022 (Fourth Tuesday in March)
  • American Diabetes Month - November
  • American Education Week - November 14-18, 2022 (Third M-F week of November)
  • American Enterprise Day - November 15
  • American Family Day - August 7, 2022 (First Sunday in August)
  • American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - November 12, 2022
  • American Football Day - November 5
  • American Frog Day - November 10
  • American Heart Month - February
  • American History Essay Contest Month - August
  • American History Month - February
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Day of Action - April 22, 2021 (2022 TBD)
  • American Indian Awareness Week - April 5-9, 2021 (2022 TBD)
  • American Indian Citizenship Day - June 2
  • American Indian Day - May 14, 2022 (Second Saturday in May)
  • American Indian Heritage Month - Month of August and November
  • American Made Matters Day - November 19
  • American Magazine Month - October
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 23-29, 2022
  • American Pharmacists Month - October
  • American Quilters Society Week - April 27-30, 2022
  • American Recycles Day - November 15
  • American Red Cross Founder's Day - May 21
  • American Red Cross Giving Day - March 23, 2022 (Fourth Wednesday in March)
  • American Red Cross Month - March
  • American Sand Sculpting Competition - November 19-28, 2021 (2022 TBA)
  • American Wetlands Month - May
  • Americans with Disabilities Day - July 26
  • America's Cup (Finals) - 2022 TBA
  • America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - 2022 TBA
  • America's Kids Day - June 26, 2022 (Fourth Sunday of June)
  • Amnesty International Day - May 28
  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 17-23, 2022  (Third Full Week in April)
  • Animal Pain Awareness Month - September
  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 19-25, 2022 (Mid Week of June)
  • Animal Welfare Week - October 2-8, 2022 (First Full Week of October)
  • Anime Expo - July 1-4, 2022
  • Ann & Samantha Day - June 21, 2022 and December 21, 2022 (Day of the Summer and Winter Solstice) 
  • Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day - July 17, 2022 (On a Sunday either before or after her birthday on 7/20)
  • Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps - July 29
  • Annoy Squidward Day - February 15 (Sponge Bob Square Pants)
  • Antarctica Day - December 1
  • Anti Boredom Month - July
  • Anti-Bullying Day - May 4
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month - October
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month - June
  • APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Aphasia Awareness Week - Second Week of June
  • Apple and Apricots Month - January
  • Apple Month - September
  • Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day - January 31
  • Aquarium Month - June
  • Arab American Heritage Month - April
  • Arabic Language Day - December 18
  • Arbor Day - April 29, 2022 (Last Friday in April)
  • Area Code Day - November 10
  • Armed Forces Day - May 21, 2022 (Third Saturday in May)
  • Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day - May 14, 2022
  • Armed Forces Unification Day - July 26
  • Armed Forces Week - May 15-21, 2022 (Second Saturday through Third Sunday in May)
  • Armenian Appreciation Day - April 3
  • Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day - April 24
  • Armistice Day - November 11 Anniversary 
  • Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary - July 29
  • ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day - June 25-26, 2022 (Fourth Full Weekend in June)
  • ARRR-Gust: International Pirate Month - August
  • Arson Awareness Week - May 1-7, 2022 (First Full Week in May)
  • Arthritis Awareness Month - May
  • Artichoke and Asparagus Month - January
  • Asarah B'Tevet - N/A in 2022
  • Ascension Day  (of Jesus) - May 26, 2022 (40th Day of Easter)
  • Ascension of Baja'u'Llah - Evening of May 28 to Evening of May 29, 2022
  • Ash Wednesday - March 2, 2022 (movable date - First Day of Lent)
  • Ashura - Evening of August 7 to Evening of August 8, 2022
  • Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - May
  • Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day - March 1
  • Ask A Stupid Question Day - September 30, 2022 (Last School Day of September)
  • ASPCA Day (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) - April 10
  • Assistance Dog Day - August 8, 2022 (Monday of International Assistance Dog Week)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15 (Catholic)
  • Asthma Awareness Month - May
  • Astronomy Day (Spring) - May 7, 2022 (a Saturday from mid-April to mid May, on or before 1st quarter moon)
  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts - June 1
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month - September
  • Auctioneers Day - April 16, 2022 (Third Saturday of April)
  • Audiobook Appreciation Month - June
  • Aunties Day - July 24, 2022 (Fourth Sunday in July)

  • Aunts and Uncles Day - July 26
  • Aunt's Day - September 10, 2022 (First Saturday After Labor Day)
  • Autism Awareness Month - April
  • Autism Sunday - also known as International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - February 13, 2022 (Second Sunday in February)
  • Autistic Speaking Day - November 1
  • Aviation History Month - November
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician Day - May 24
  • Avocado and Banana Month - February
  • Awareness of Medical Orphans Month - May


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